Thursday, April 16, 2009

I am tickled PINK & GREEN!

 

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I just don't know where to start...maybe I can start by breathing?  I opened my box yesterday and I tell ya, I was breathless! It's taken me 2 (yea two!) days to go through this box, photograph the goodies and rummage through each little beautiful pink and green detail Kelley sent me! Total delight! Try and follow along and if I loose my breath again, just hit me on my back a few times...I'll be okay.

I have Several Warnings Ahead:

There are LOTS of pictures

I use the words pink & green & sweet & cute & precious VERY often

You will see LOTS of exclamation marks!!!!

There will be an INTERMISSION about half way

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Kelley made this beautiful box...it's so personally mine! 

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She has one heck of a printer because the images were so clear, it seemed like I could even smell the flowers!

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This little cutie bird was perched on the upper right corner of my box. It took several shots for me to catch him...

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When I couldn't focus my camera, that's when I realized I was going into anaphylactic shock!  Just wait my friends, you ain't seen nothing yet!

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Her kind note was too sweet, I have to show you a close-up...

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I'm her new friend! Yay! She's just the sweetest. Let's carry on!

Now in this cute little pink and green beaded envelope (which is a piece of paper that she hand folded into an envelope which I will use this as a template to make some more!)...

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she enclosed this sweet little delicately beaded chandelier necklace! Are you jealous yet?

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My heart skipped a beat as I laid my eyes on this...two dish cloths cutely wrapped with one of her gorgeous tea cup moo cards...

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I've always wanted one of these crocheted dish cloths...everyone has one except me...until yesterday!!! Joy! And she makes them! The little embroidered linen one is to die for too!

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Are you still jealous? Don't be because you can come to my house and wash dishes with this beauty anytime your heart desires! ;)

Well if you don't want to wash dishes, then you are welcome to come create with me anytime with these lovely goodies below!!!!

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Pearls, velvet, seam binding, satin ribbon, polka dots & beaded trim...wait let's read the little card.

She writes " the green velvet ribbon my grandmother used to make one of my Mom's prom dresses :)"

{it's break time...I can't breathe. hit me on my back please}

Can you believe she shared some of  that vintage velvet ribbon with me??? I am so honored!

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You know, I never thought to ask how you are feeling through all of this...are you still breathing? You're mighty quiet...don't say I didn't warn you!

What are all those silk little roses and the cameo you ask? You are alive! Let me tell you...she made me another box! Look how cute!

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And she autographed the inside with a sweet sentiment of this pink and green swap hosted by the The Gypsy Mermaid.

We are maybe half way done so if you need a break, take a short one but do come back. There are plenty more pretties to show you.

 

{INTERMISSION}

 

It's the cutest little pink polka dot manilla folder with my initial...

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I opened it to find some copies from Somerset Life and my swap survey that I had previously filled out. And a precious copy of some vintage ephemera...how did she know I just loved that stuff?

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Isn't this the cutest little porcelain teapot dish? I will cherish this as every time I'll look at it, I'll think of Kelley...it's tea time!

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The details on these precious little spoons...Oh I love love cameos! She certainly has an eye for detail!!!!

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Oh and I love these sweet little flower paper clips! Too cute!

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Remember I told you it took me 2 (yea TWO) days to do this post? I was running out of daylight yesterday so please excuse the light. Or in this case, hardly no light...I don't like to use my flash~

Now I said it many times that Kelley is talented...and you've seen the proof above. But as I love EVERYTHING above...I must admit in a secret kind of way that the next item (not up for bid) is my all time favorite...

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Is this me or what? Kelley embellished the canvas tote with ALL of the things I love...cameos, tassels, beads, pearls & bling! And personalized it with my blog banner and stamped fleur de lis (my favorite symbol being from Louisiana!) all over it!

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And here is the back of it...

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Now I KNOW what bag I'll be using at Silver Bella!!!! Yay!

So here is a wrap up of all my pink and green goodies sent to me by Kelley, my fabulous swap partner & my new friend!

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Now to get a mental picture of the size of the amount of all these goodies...this is spread out (or shall I say crammed) on my dining room table. For those of you who know me, my dining room table is huge and seats eight. So go figure how much pink & green love Kelley has sent to me! If you haven't stopped by her blog yet...I beg you to. Stop by and tell her how beautiful her things are. She is a wonderful person and I'm sure you will love her as much as I do! Thank you for spending yesterday evening and this morning sharing in my excitement...time flies when you are having fun right?

And this I must say to Kelley...After almost calling 911 at least 5 times, I want to tell you "Thank You" for being such a wonderful swap partner and sending me these fabulous pink and green goodies! I hope I didn't miss anything, but I can assure you that once I do catch my breath, I will certainly sit down with all of this and let it soak in. I am VERY gracious of your generosity! Lots of hugs to you from me!

I will post the pink and green goodies that I sent to Kelley soon as I need to catch my breath and breathe...and get my butt to work, I am soooo late! ;)

10 comments:

The Victorian Parlor said...

I just recovered from passing out over all these wonderful treasures (I didn't have any oxygen so I had to take a sip of wine instead:)! I love cameos too so I am loving those spoons! And that tote-it is the best! Everything is lovely-the ribbon and the tea dish with roses and the boxes, (sorry, needed another sip of wine:) Thanks for sharing the fun-I enjoyed seeing all of the wonderful gifts that Kelley sent you:)

Blessings,

Kim

Teacup Mosaics said...

Oh Jodie, You are too cute! What a post I am blushing. I am so happy you are tickled pink and green I truly had a BLAST making everything. So funny you have everything on your dining room table, me too, I keep stopping by to admire all my wonderful goodies. Time to go back to the dining room. Have a great evening friend! Kelley

trash talk said...

Lord help! I had to stop and take a potty break. I WANT to be her friend too. I'm tickled pink for you, but I'm green with envy at all the wonderful things she sent you especially the handcrafted items. Such a lovely package and the presentation...Wow! If you pass out, aim for the floor. Do not pass out on the table and all your gifts!
Debbie

Geralyn Gray said...

I think Debbie summed up what feeling pink and green means. Your swap goodies are to die for or take your breath away----You definitely had a great partner and how did she make all that so quick??? Lots of handmade stuff--my favorite the chandelier necklace---I hope you wear that garage sale hopping this weekend! And I don't know anything yet---I think I will know Monday---you will know as soon as I know!

Stephanie O. said...

Oh my goodness! I've got to head over to that sweet girl's blog. What an absolute treasure to get in the mail.

Berlin Deluxxe said...

I don't know which is my favorite, they are all so perfectly pretty :)

Ragamuffin Gal said...

Beautiful lovely gifts ~ you are a lucky swapper! I followed you over from the P & G Swap! Nice to find you ~ Blessings, Katie

Stephenie said...

Wow, what a great swap..I can see why you're tickled pink and green...I don't even know where to start, beacause it was on great treasure after the next...I just Love everything...
Thank you for such a sweet comment on my blog..You're so encouraging...
Have a wonderful weekend...
STephenie

Frippery said...

OMG That was the most amazing assortment of goodies I have seen! Lucky lucky girl. Just when I thought it couldn't get any sweeter you pulled out another gorgeous bit. You deserve it all Jodie. Now I am hopping over to Kelley's to say Hi.

Anonymous said...

I know you LOVED these wonderful gifts from Kelley! How exciting! I couldn't believe all what she made, all what she sent! I bet you already have ideas what to do with it, how you plan on displaying and using it, and no doubt, the smiles her swap must bring you daily!
How do you manage it all?! Work, play, blogging, creative time, family, friends, etc..... Somehow you make everyone feel so special to you.... thanks for all you do Jodie!!! I love you!
Hugs,
Karen~~